MAB new videos "THAT'S THE TIME I THINK OF YOU
Been gone a bit because I've been organizing some new things in the career. I've done two music videos that I have talked about for a little while. Will give the links here. They were filmed back in May and I put them up on the net over the weekend. Hope you enjoy them and get a little better idea of what it is I do. Hope you are all well.
This song is a recipe for a hit song.
Intro 4 bars, verse 8 bars, chorus 8 bars, verse, chorus, bridge 8 bars, chorus, outro.
Use of short words of 1 or 2 syllables. The word Every is pronounced ev'ry, Memories mem'ries.
Strong contrast between each section.
Very good song. Very dynamic.
I liked it a lot.
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple and Singable
Guy and Gavin,
Thanks a lot. This song has a special place with me because it took me 15 years to write it. I had the melody for that long but never could figure out what to write it about. Like everything, I wanted it to be a "teaching moment." I wanted it to have no open spaces. No solos or turn arounds. This was to get to the hook quicker. So throughout the song, the last word of the chorus, becomes the first line of the next verse, bridge, etc. I tried to tie it all together in the tightest way I could.
Also, it hopefully demonstrates a couple of phrases we use a lot in Nashville, "SHOW, DON'T TELL" and "SAY THE SAME THING DIFFERENTLY." Hopefully, the lyrics can give you a mental image without seeing the video and the video should reinforce that. Then saying "I miss you....: without saying "I miss you" by showing how, "When the sun comes up...goes down...take a breath, let it out...." etc. That was the idea. I think I did it.
In the video, you might notice that onstage with the band, I didn't have a beard and now I do. That is because the band footage was filmed during my 60th Birthday show last year, which was in the choruses, and the verses were filmed in May of this year. The "behind the scenes idea" for this character is that time has passed since he lost this woman and now he is the weird all black wearing guy in the park with his beard and hair turned white...." LOL!
As a bonus, who can be the first person to name where the sax solo is copped from? It is a famous song, which I really liked so we snuck it in as a "homage" to the 60s-80's style of music in rock and R&B. Tried to pack a few hidden nuggets in there to keep people on their toes.
Thanks for viewing and commenting.